UPDATE: Senate Panel Advances Buttigieg In 21-3 Vote

The Washington Post reports:

The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to decide whether to give a thumbs-up to Pete Buttigieg’s nomination as President Biden’s secretary of transportation.

Buttigieg sat for a friendly 2 1/2 hour hearing before the committee last week, delivering a wide-ranging performance that impressed Republicans and Democrats alike.

Buttigieg, 39, stands to become the youngest person to lead the department and would be the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet seat by the Senate. Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.), the committee’s top Republican, said last week he was “quite certain” Buttigieg would be confirmed.

UPDATE: And it’s done.